How Do You Cut Permanent Vinyl on Silhouette Cameo?

Cutting permanent vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo machine can be a great way to create custom designs for your home, office, or craft projects. It is a versatile machine that can cut vinyl of many different types and thicknesses. It is important to understand the basics of how to cut permanent vinyl on the Silhouette Cameo before getting started.

Step 1: Choose your type of permanent vinyl. There are many different types of permanent vinyl available, such as indoor/outdoor adhesive vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, and static cling vinyl.

Be sure to select the type that best suits your project needs.

Step 2: Load the roller with the permanent vinyl. Make sure that it is securely locked in place before you begin.

Step 3: Select your design or create one using the software provided with the Silhouette Cameo machine.

Step 4: Set your cutting settings for permanent vinyl in the software. This will vary depending on the type of permanent vinyl you are using. Generally speaking, you will want to make sure that you are cutting at a low speed and with a light pressure.

Step 5: Cut your design! The Silhouette Cameo will do all of the work for you – just be sure to keep an eye on it as it works.

Step 6: Remove excess material from around your design and then carefully peel away from backing paper.

Step 7: Transfer your design onto the desired surface using transfer paper or by pressing firmly with an iron (depending on what type of permanent vinyl you used).

Cutting permanent vinyl on a Silhouette Cameo machine is an easy and fun way to create custom designs for many different types of projects. With just a few simple steps, you can quickly and easily create beautiful designs using only your imagination.


Cutting permanent vinyl on a Silhouette Cameo machine is relatively straightforward and simple once you know what supplies and settings need to be used. With this knowledge, anyone can quickly and easily turn their ideas into beautiful creations!